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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sid & Nancy: Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Review

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Sid & Nancy: Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Gary Oldman ("Batman Begins") and Chloe Webb ("The Newton Boys") execute performances that are "nothing short of phenomenal" (Los Angeles Times) as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his unforgettable junkie girlfriend - two social misfits who literally love each other to death. In this "riveting biography of burnt-out icons" (The Washington Post), award-winning writer/director Alex Cox ("Repo Man") creates "a great film" (Siskel & Ebert) about the destructive lives of two 1970s punk legends. Their love affair is one of pure devotion. Sid falls hard for groupie Nancy Spungen, who seduces him with her affection - and addiction to heroin. Their inseparable bond - to each other and their drugs - eventually corrodes the band, sending Sid and Nancy down a dark road of despair. Out of money, hope and options, the despondent two hit rock bottom while living in squalor at New York's infamous Hotel Chelsea. But their journey takes yet another tragic turn as they face their final curtain - and attempt to fulfill their destiny of going out in a blaze of glory.

Review: If you haven't seen Sid and Nancy, then you're missing out.  Before Kurt and Courtney, the royalty of punk rock were Sid Vicious and his American girlfriend Nancy Spungen.  Their brash and difficult, but passionate relationship was chronicled in this cult classic film from the 1980s.  The Sex Pistols were the biggest names in punk and this couple, destined for tragedy, are glorified in this jacked-up film.  This is the first opportunity to have the film in high-definition and it looks fantastic.  The color really pops and its great to see one of the best cult films of the 80s polished-up.  We definately recommend.

Interest Range: Cult Classics